Lamborghini Polo Storico organised the second Lamborghini and Design Concorso d’Eleganza between Venice and Trieste between 19 and 21 Sep 2019. The even was attended by 36 cars built between 1964 and 1991 as well as some contemporary cars. The event was organised to celebrate the creative genius of Gae Aulenti (1927-2012), a renowned architect who represented Italian design and architecture around the world.
The cars were flagged off from Venice and reached Portopiccolo near Trieste after covering a distance of 200 km. The cars were displayed for public at three main sea-side squares. The next day they were judged by an eminent international jury. Thereafter the participants proceeded for another day of fun driving to Trieste along the historic Trieste-Opicina hill climb and entered Slovenia. The drive ended at Portopiccolo after a drive of 62 km.
The Lamborghini 350 GT, chassis #102, owned by a Swiss collector, and winner of class A “Front Engine Dawn” was adjudged the Best in Show by the judges. The car has been restored with the utmost care giving the due respect to its original features. It is one of the pillars of Lamborghini’s history. This car was the first car to be sold by Lamborghini to a private customer. Today, the 350 GT, #102, is the oldest existing Lamborghini production model.
During the ceremony, a special mention was made to the 1968 Lamborghini Riva Aquarama, the only boat to be built with a Lamborghini engine. It was also the former boat of Ferruccio Lamborghini.
Lamborghini Polo Storico was established in 2015. It is Automobili Lamborghini’s department dedicated to preserving the heritage of the House of Sant’Agata Bolognese. Its activities include the restoration and certification of all Lamborghinis produced up to 2001, as well as the reconstruction of spare parts for classic Lamborghinis, for which more than 200 new code numbers were introduced in 2018 alone. Polo Storico also conserves and manages the company archives to support the preservation of all classic Lamborghini cars.